Kerala GK & Current Affairs 2018 Question Answers

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Kerala GK & Current Affairs 2018

Kerala GK & Current Affairs 2018

The following Kerala General Knowledge & Current Affairs 2018 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) question answers will be updated every month. This will helps all the candidates for preparing any Kerala govt. Jobs 2018 even Kerala state basis exam, where question comes from Kerala states only like K-TET .

Kerala GK (General Knowledge)

Formation



1 July 1949

Capital

Thiruvananthapuram

Largest city

Thiruvananthapuram

Number of Districts

14

Name of Governor

P. Sathasivam

Current Chief Minister

Pinarayi Vijayan

 Area & Rank15,005 sq mi – 22nd Rank

Population (2011)

33,387,677

External Link

Kerala wikipedia

Kerala State Portal


Kerala GK Question Answers

What is Keralam?

  • Kerala state in India, historically known as Keralam. On 1 November 1956  Keralam was renamed as Kerala.

What’s Cheras?

  • The Cheras, also known as Keralaputras, the Chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala.

India’s first gender university will set up in which state of India ?

  • Answer – Kerala

India’s first IUHDSS situated in which of the following state?

  • Answer  : Kerala  Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) a state-of-the-art automated system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for surface and underwater threat.

Which Associate bank of SBI tops in the charts of customer complaints in Kerala?

  • Answer – State Bank of Travancore

Few Most Important Facts on Kerala

  • Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India; 3.44%  in 2011.
  • Highest Human Development Index (HDI); 0.790 in 2011.

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capitaindicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. 

  • The highest literacy rate in India i.e. 93.91%.
  • The highest life expectancy 77 years.
  • Highest sex ratio– 1,084 women per 1000 men.
  • The production of pepper and natural rubber contributes a significantly to the total national output.
  • . The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine different languages; mainly English and Malayalam.
  • In 2008, the Gulf countries together had a Keralite population of more than 2.5 million.
  • They sent home annually a sum of US$6.81 billion, which is the highest among Indian states and more than 15.13% of remittances to India in 2008.

Gulf, namely : Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabiaand the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • India’s first coir factory was set up in Alleppey (Alappuzha)  in 1859–60.
  • On 1 October 2011, Kerala became the first state in the country to have at least one banking facility in every village.
  • The Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) claimed to be “Asia’s largest shopping festival” was started in the year 2007.
  • Entekrishi.com is Kerala’s first online open market for consumers/Farmers to connect directly with each other.
  • The state also is regarded as the “least corrupt Indian state” according to the surveys conducted by Transparency International (2005).
  • Kerala has the lowest homicide rate among Indian states, with 1.1 per 100,000 in 2011.

Homicide occurs when one human being causes the death of another human being.

  • Kerala has the lowest proportion of homeless people in rural India – 0.04% and the state is attempting to reach the goal of becoming the first “Zero Homeless State”.
  • The state was also among the lowest in the India State Hunger Index next only to Punjab.

The India State Hunger Index (ISHI) is a tool to calculate hunger and malnutrition at the regional level in India. 

  • In 2015 Kerala became the first “complete digital state” by implementing various e-governance initiatives.

Kerala Current Affairs 2018 Question Answers

Olympian medalist Anju Bobby George has decided to resign from the post of the President of which state sports Council? (June)

  • Answer – Kerala

Which state/UT has bagged four awards at the 11th edition of the Festival FilmAT, a film dedicated to tourism, Art and Ecology held in Poland? (June)

  • Answer – Kerala

Former Minister, Speaker and Kerala Congress Party leader has passed away at the age of 76 year in Kerala. Who is he? (June)

  • T S John

Kerala’s Ruling LDF candidate and two times Legislator P Sree ramakrishnan was elected as ___________________ of the 14th Assembly of the state. (June)

  • Ans: Speaker
    Kerala’s Ruling LDF candidate and two-time legislator P Sree ramakrishnan was elected kerala-speakeras the Speaker of the 14th Assembly of the state.

Former Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has agreed to feature a campaign against drug and liquor abuse in which state? (June)

  • Answer – Kerala

Which species was found in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala by researchers of the CATE of Christ College, Irinjalakuda and the Oxford Museum of Natural History, London? (July)

  • Ans: Ant-Mimicking Spider : Kerala, being an abode of biodiversity & wildlife numerous plants and creatures are living in its dense forests. In evidencing such a rich multifariousness, a new species of ANT-MIMICKING SPIDER was found in the WAYANAD Wildlife Sanctuary of KERALA.

Who is designated as seventh person to become Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala?  (July)

  • Ans: Madhav Dhekane

At what percent, the new Kerala government is planning to boost up the tax revenue this year on junk foods?  (July)

  • Answer : D.14.5%

Which has decided to ban by Kerala government in order to prevent from health related problems?  (July)

  • Answer: e-cigarette

Which State has launched SV.CO startup, World’s first digital student incubator, as a digital makeover of the Startup Village?  (July)

  • Answer – Kerala

The traditional annual Ramayana Month began in which state with temples and Hindu houses resonating with the chanting of the epic Ramayana?  (July)

  • Answer – Kerala

Which state tourism has secured two Gold awards at the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association awards witnessing its trendsetting marketing initiatives to develop the field of tourism?

  • Answer – Kerala

Which project is launched by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for the India’s first time in the city of Kochi?  (July)

  • Answer – Kerala

What is the name of the Elephant from Kerala aged 86 years is all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the Oldest living Elephant?  (July)

  • Answer –  Dakshayani
    Dakshayani, 86 years old female Elephant from Kerala is all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the oldest living elephant.

Which state has bagged the best family destination in the country in the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala

The Almatti Dam is located in Which state? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala

Who is Left Democractic Front Party member and also Chief Ministe  of Kerala? (May 2016)

  • Answer –Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

National Green Tribunal has banned light and heavy diesel vehicles, which are passed more than 10 years old, in six major cities in which State? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala

Which tourism board has bagged the Golden city Gate award at the travel show in Berlin? (March 2016)

  • God’s own Country official logoed Kerala Tourism’s campaign on tourism has bagged the ‘Golden City Gate Award’ at the travel trade show ITB in Berlin.

Which state has become the first state in the country to achieve the status of 100% primary education? (Jan 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala
    – Kerala has become the first state in the country to achieve the status of 100% primary education. This feat has been achieved on the sidelines of state’s literacy mission “Athulyam Aksharotsavam”.

Which of the following has been selected for the Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India? (Jan 2016)

  • Answer –  Jancy James
    – Dr Jancy James, the first woman Vice Chancellor of Kerala selected for the Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India.

After Mumbai which of the following Indian state has started an initiative to launch “Gender Taxi” which will be owned and operated by LGBT community? (Jan 2016)

  • Answer – Kerala
    – Kerala is all set to launch to G-Taxi (Gender Taxi) which will be operated owned and operated by members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.

Veda Convention and Vedic Conference begin in which state ? (Dec 2015)

  • Answer – Kerala

A bill that envisages district-level regulatory authorities to fix the prices of food items in hotels has been ratified by which state govt ? (November 2015)

  • Answer – Kerala

Orange Day campaign has been organised in which Indian State to end violence against women as stipulated by the UN General Assembly ? (November 2015)

  • Answer – Kerala

Which state will organize International Skill Summit to project the competency standards and global employ-ability of youth in the state to the employers worldwide ? (November 2015)

  • Answer – Kerala

Kerala has organised India’s first Global Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE -1). What is the theme for conference ? (November 2015)

  • Answer – Gender, Governance and Inclusion

Which state government has launched “Food on Wheels” to provide healthy, hygienic and delicious food?  October 2015

  • Answer Kerala

Which state tourism has signed an MoU with St Petersburg’s tourism department to promote tourist arrival from the Russian city to the state? (September 2015)

  • Answer  – Kerala

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Tourism Awards for 2013-14 at a function held at VigyanBhavan, New Delhi. Which of the following states won the award under category “Most Innovative use of Information technology”? (September 2015)

  • Answer –  Kerala

Vision 2020 is going to be launched by which of the following states to make it digitally literate? (August 2015)

  • Answer –  Kerala

Name the project that was launched by Kerala Government on 19 April 2015 to end liquor abuse in the state.

  • Subodham
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